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  1. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I have just managed to get hold of a brand new, never used pair of gold lenses for my titanium juliets, and am now considering what to do with the original gold lenses..

    They have quite a few light scratches to the gold iridium which is noticeable when wearing them. I did consider selling them but thought they would fetch very little and then I remembered reading on here about removing the iridium coating using alcohol solution.

    I also read something about polishing scratched iridium using mild toothpaste or baking soda/water mix although I am sceptical about this working!

    If I could remove the iridium would this leave me with a light brown lens? Might be a nice alternative to my gold lenses. (my brother works in a lab so could get me some strong alcohol if needed)

    Anyone tried polishing? Is that nonsense? Just found it on a google search!

    Thanks in advance for any opinions/advice!!
     
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  2. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Ive never polished lenses but I do polish epoxy on my SUP repairs, using 2000 grit paper.. You can go as high as 6000 grit....
     
  3. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I wonder if toothpaste/baking soda is finer than 6000 grit? Might be worth a go, only worry is that I end up scratching the base lens under the iridium.
     
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    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Tricky to say.. I know that polishing epoxy with high grade paper brings the surface up as smooth as glass.

    I have some old lenses that I could try it on.
     
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    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I just tried with toothpaste, then baking powder/water on an old set of lenses with very little effect at all so maybe high grade paper is the way to go?
     
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    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Try high grade paper in conjunction with Bi Carb..? You need a cutting paste.